Bright Thursday 2012

“In Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, we see our humanity made new; in him, we see physical matter transformed. In him we have a pledge that one day all things will be refashioned afresh, ‘set free from its bondage to decay’ (Rom. 8:21) – such is the dazzling outlook to which even now we are being led, when the thin veil separating heaven and earth will finally be removed and creation made totally transparent to the living God. […] When he rose and ascended, his physical humanity did not dissolve into God; it reached its proper destiny as created matter. Creation is not heading for a dissolution into a sea of divinity, like a drop of wine in an ocean.”  (Jeremy S. Begbie, Resounding Truth: Christan Wisdom in the World of Music, pg. 197)